Rick and Morty just got a totally awesome new intro sequence in the style of X-Men: The Animated Series and other classic anime, and it totally makes us wish the dynamic duo were legit superheroes.
Adult Swim tweeted out the 15-second clip on Tuesday afternoon, and it features pretty much every character from Rick and Morty redesigned as classic ‘90s superheroes. But it’s also loaded with plenty of direct nods to the show. Rick’s no longer a thin old man because he’s transformed into a buff dude with grey hair that wears the same visor as Cyclops from the X-Men. Morty, rather than a sheepish kid with a stammer, instead looks a bit like One-Punch Man, and he has the ability to transform his right arm into one that’s super-buff — just like in “Rickmancing the Stone.”
Summer and Beth also appear back-to-back as gun-toting beauties, along with the obvious Squanchy. About partway through, Super Rick faces off against a giant robot that’s actually Snuffles. This guy:
… is actually this guy:
We also glimpse Morty and Rick fighting some giant Cromulon heads, and Rick wields a battle rifle remarkably similar to the one wielded by the mutant Cable in X-Men: The Animated Series. All things considered, this entire video is an excellent homage that makes us wish there was a more direct X-Men and Rick and Morty crossover in the works.
As cool as this clip looks — and as much as it makes us wish that Rick and Morty Season 4 might do an episode in this style — this video is almost certainly just a brief ident designed to play during Adult Swim’s programming as a gentle reminder to viewers about what network their watching. Plenty similar non-canon videos have featured Rick and Morty characters in the past. Hence why the clip ends on “AS” rather than anything about Rick and Morty.
But hey, with no Rick and Morty Season 4 release date announcements, this is what we all have to settle for.
Rick and Morty Season 4 is in production with no release date in sight.